Apr 13 11
by cara
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New Sponsor Welcome (and Giveaway!): Slightly Biased

Please join me in welcoming the newest Picky Apple sponsor, Slightly Biased!  Slightly Biased offers beautiful handmade bias tape for all of your sewing projects, using fabrics from Amy Butler, Michael Miller and more!

Here are a few words from Jennifer, the shop owner, about how Slightly Biased got started:

If you’ve ever bought bias tape from a big-box sewing shop, you know how truly boring it is. There are very few color selections, no prints available, and they are made from poly-cotton blends. They work in a pinch, but I wasn’t satisfied with how they didn’t add anything special to a project that I had already put so much time into. Once I started making my own bias and binding tapes, I was hooked and could never go back. It didn’t take too long to realize that everyone deserves a little special touch to their sewing projects, but not everyone has the time to put into creating their own tapes. Slightly Biased was born to give the sewing community unique, gorgeous, handmade bias tapes without the long, tedious, and precision-necessary work.”

Speaking from personal experience from my quilting days, making your own bias tape is indeed tedious and time consuming (um, especially if you’re sewing by hand, as I was!!), but as Jennifer mentioned, the store-bought options are so boring!  The bias tape offered by Slightly Biased is such a great finishing touch to your sewing projects.  Seeing all of Jennifer’s beautiful bias tapes almost makes me want to run out and start a new quilting project right now!

Here are some projects Jennifer has created using bias tape (all photos are hers!). For more bias tape inspiration, check out Jennifer’s blog, Married to a BMW.




Table Runners….

And here are just a few of Slightly Biased‘s beautiful bias tapes:

Double fold bias tape in a cute Amy Butler fabric

Quilting tape in Riley Blake fabric

Double fold bias tape in a fun and bright Amy Butler fabric
(Looooooove this fabric!!!)

Great stuff right?!  I’m sure all of my readers who sew (and I know there are LOTS of you!!) are drooling right now and thinking of how they can incorporate some of beautiful bias or binding tape into your next project!  And if you don’t sew or haven’t done anything recently (like me), you’re probably feeling inspired to get out the old sewing machine (or needle and thread, in my case) and make something beautiful.  So please go check out Slightly Biased, and let Jennifer know I sent you!


Jennifer has generously agreed to give away not one but TWO prizes to TWO lucky readers of The Picky Apple (one prize per person). Up for grabs:

3 Yards Riley Blake Gingham in Red Double Fold Bias Tape


3 Yards Michael Miller Ta Dot in Minnie Quilting Tape

To enter the giveaway:

Head over to Slightly Biased‘s shop and look around.  Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which tape you like.

For additional entries, you can post about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave a separate comment here for each.

Giveaway ends at noon on Monday, April 18.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday.  Good luck!

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  1. Deb permalink

    Kerry Beyer Proud purple zinnia!!! I have three quilts in the works that would love to be bound by her tapes!

  2. Kayla permalink

    I like the pink with white dots tape!

  3. Mearnold115 permalink

    I love the Riley Blake My Mind’s Eye Aqua Wishing Flowers Quilting Tape!

  4. karen.stewart permalink

    I like this one!

  5. Ricki Ward permalink

    What a fantastic shop! I love anything with polka dots or gingham check…it makes such an eye-catching binding. 🙂

  6. Kaylean permalink

    My fav is the Anthology Folk Life Wildflowers Country. What great colors!!

  7. Chris permalink

    What a wonderful giveaway! This is the tape i love in the shop –

  8. Colleen permalink

    I adore the Geeks gone wild tape! how cool! great shop. thanks!

  9. Anonymous permalink

    I love the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Peacock Feathers in Sea Glass Double Fold Bias Tape–beautiful!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  10. marian permalink

    great giveaway I adore the pretty blue gingham tape. Thanks fingers crossed. Marian

  11. Great giveaway! I like the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Bliss Buttercups bias tape in the shop.

  12. I just added your giveaway to my blog at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/ where I happen to be giving away some Amy Butler bias tape right now too!

  13. How cute! This is a great idea!

    I like the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Bliss Buttercups in Cyan Quilting Tape, but they’re all really cute!

  14. The Riley Blake Aqua is very cute! Good luck with your shop!

  15. tarasmith870 permalink

    I love the Diane Kappa Sweet Tooth Zinnia Garden in Teal! Love it!!

  16. tarasmith870 permalink

    Shared the giveaway on facebook 🙂

  17. tarasmith870 permalink

    Tweeted about the giveaway 🙂

  18. Michelle M. permalink

    What a great shop! I absolutely love the Amy Butler Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot in Camel. It would be the perfect finishing touch on a quilt!

  19. Ashley permalink

    There are so many great choices! I would have to say Mezzanine Clover Dot in Aqua Double Fold Bias Tape would be my favorite. =)

  20. My fav is the Riley Blake My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary Berries in Green.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

  21. Royce permalink

    3 Yards Anthology Folk Life Wild Flowers in Country Picnic Double Fold Bias Tape

  22. I like the Brown Cheery Circles from Riley Blake’s All Star 2 Line, simple elegance. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  23. I really like the 3 Yards Mezzanine Clover Dot in Aqua Double Fold Bias Tape
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

  24. Gustosa giveaways permalink

    i like 3 Yards Pinks and White Hearts and Stripes Quilting Tape
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  26. Mframe00 permalink

    I love the 3 Yards Pink Patchwork Quilting Tape

  27. I like the 3 Yards Blue and Green Dots Single Fold Bias Tape!

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

  28. I love the 3 Yards Geeks Gone Wild Space Invaders Quilting Tape.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

  29. Katelyn J Stephens permalink

    I love the Ikea Cecilia in Green Quilting Tape!!!

  30. Heathery permalink

    Quite Contrary Berries is super cute!

  31. My favourites are Amy Butlers full moon dots! The prints used from Ty Pennington’s line are really nice too, as well as all the glass tiles & zen garden prints from Sanctuary.
    It would be so nice to make a quilt without having to make the binding! (although these specific prizes would collect dust at my house, unless I could trade for a colour other than red 😉

    charlottefata (at) hotmail (dot) com

  32. Bella-boutique permalink

    Wow this is amazing, it woudl be great to win it, thanks for a fab giveaway

  33. Cool! I love the Granny Treasure’s tiny flowers bias tape.

  34. Little Miss Sunshine permalink

    How cute, I’ve never seend handmade bias tape before! My favorite is the white with red cherries, but there are a bunch of really cute patterns.

  35. Klemm Family permalink

    I love all of them! My fav is the Ty Pennington Impressions Kimono in Chartreuse Quilting Tape
    skklemm at gmail dot com

  36. ashley permalink

    I like the Riley Blake My Mind’s Eye Aqua Petals Quilting Tape.

  37. I love all the polka dot options–I mean, really, how can you go wrong with polka dots?! But, I also really like the modern florals like Dianne Kappa’s Sweet Tooth line in the teal Zinnia Garden. Gorgeous!

  38. We really like polka dots, so choosing just one option is a rough proposition.

  39. Sandy permalink

    I like the Christmas Trees on Red.

  40. Tracy permalink

    tweeted…. thanks!


  41. nutshellfarms permalink

    There are so many beautiful tapes to choose from…but this one is my favorite! 🙂 http://www.etsy.com/listing/70773561/2-yards-riley-blake-my-minds-eye-aqua

  42. nutshellfarms permalink

    Just tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/nutshellfarms

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